Page 6 Daishain’s 5e D&D RPG Main Thread The Sage says...
The man looks a little confused, "Leosin? Never mind, if they didn't tell me, they probably had reason."
"There isn't much more I can tell you, so far as I know, they weren't prevaricating about what or who you face being a mystery. You should know that they've gone to great measures to ensure none have more than the most sparse hints about where you're going and why. At a guess that means they think the enemy has ears in this city."
"This foe might be the Zhents, they might be working together, or it could be unrelated and the black network just smells something good, it is tough to say. And yes, I'm pretty sure the man who ran off was a Zhentarim, I'll have to see if I can trace him down later to confirm."
Edited: daishain on 6th Jan, 2017 - 4:18pm